Monday, July 18, 2016
Numbers, Days...God already has it worked out for us...
Last night Rowan asked me what my life goal was. I told him that it was to help get him as healthy as possible. He said, "Hm...mine is to discover God's plan for us all." I told him that was a great goal, and that I agreed that it's neat to watch His plan unfold. Then he reminded me about the devotional we had read just a few days ago. He said, "One day at a time Mom, one day at a time. Remember, that's how God wants it, and He already has it worked out for us anyway."
Here is the devotional...
I thought it was a very poignant devotional, especially given what we are facing right now. Numbers and days are such an integral part of transplant. Rowan is currently at day -17. Rowan will get admitted this Saturday, day -12. Then he will start chemo and conditioning for 12 days. August 4th will be his "day zero"- where he gets his new stem cells, and then we starting counting, day +1, day +2, day +3, etc. Day +100 will be the most important milestone after that, but he will still have many precautions and restrictions until at least a full year post transplant. I have already been focused on those numbered days, they are mentioned in every appointment and at every meeting. Rowan reminded me though, that God divided time into days for a reason...to make it easier for us. So, I will take this transplant one day at a time, I will pay attention to that day (and yes, it will have a number), but I will not worry about the next day or the next number. One day at a time.
Ok, Rowan. One day at a time.
Ok, God. One day at a time.